When you take a Veteran to a farm and give them a purpose, it’s pretty extraordinary. I’m taking control of my life.
Robert Stalter, Army Veteran
There are all sorts of career possibilities in agriculture, whether you want to work on a farm or behind a desk (or in your car covering a sales territory). The sky’s the limit.
Here are examples of the fields you’ll learn about in our program:
With a focus on sustainability, small-scale agriculture is the production of crops and livestock on a small piece of land, often without using highly advanced and expensive technologies.
A career in crop science focuses on increasing the production of food, feed, fuels and fiber for a growing world population. Careers may include production, field research, extension and consulting.
From golf to baseball, sports fields require maintenance. Turfgrass management offers opportunities to work with different topographies, climates, and soils throughout North Carolina.
Horticulture focuses on the art, science, technology, and business of growing plants, from fruits and vegetables to flowers and medicinal varieties. Careers range from landscape design to production and sales.
Also known as “site-specific crop management,” precision agriculture reduces the misapplication of products and increases farm efficiency. Careers range from nutrient management specialist to precision farming coordinator.
Ag business is the farming, management, production, and marketing of agricultural commodities, such as livestock and crops. The field includes resource management, farming, conservation, marketing, and sales.
Livestock & Poultry Management
This field aims to meet the growing demand for affordable protein. Careers may include live production, technical consultation, or business positions with allied industries.
For questions about the Soldier to Agriculture Program, contact:
Veteran Liaison, Program Coordinator for Soldier to Agriculture